The quality of your kitchen bench tops will have a huge impact on the result of your kitchen and as they are a dominant element it can be difficult to choose an option. Kitchen bench tops are the most used surface in the kitchen and should be made out of the most resilient material while remaining aesthetically pleasing. Here are some low-maintenance kitchen bench tops to consider so you can spend less time cleaning and more time entertaining in the kitchen.

Laminate is highly versatile and available in a large range of colours and textures to suit any décor and is an ideal kitchen bench top material. Laminate is made up of three layers of plastic coated synthetics bonded together by heat and pressure. It is one of the most affordable kitchen bench top options and a maintenance-free choice which can be made to look similar to stone or timber surfaces. The light-weight material is easy to install and does not require the support of sturdy cabinetry.

Engineered Stone
Engineered stone includes materials such as Caesarstone or Quantum Quartz and is made up of a mixture of crushed stone and binding agents. Its smooth surface is resistant to stains, scratches and heat, comes in a variety of colours and patterns and does not need to be sealed. It is an excellent alternative kitchen bench top material to popular natural stone options like marble and granite which need to be resealed regularly and are not as durable. Quantum Quartz is more flexible than granite and therefore easier to install.

Stainless Steel
If you are looking for an industrial feel to your modern kitchen, highly durable stainless steel is a popular choice. Stainless steel can withstand high temperatures and is often a good choice to use around stoves. The heat and water resistance make it an ideal kitchen bench top for busy families and the durability means it will last for many years. It is also very hygienic and easy to clean as it is a nonporous surface. Stainless steel will reflect light and various surfaces in your kitchen and will make the room appear brighter and larger.

Consider these finishes when transforming your kitchen bench top as they are low maintenance, easy to clean and do not require regular resealing.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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